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The Design for the new Adventure Play at Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle from garden lead image

Crathes Castle, near Banchory in Aberdeenshire lays a strong claim to being one of the more unusual castles in Scotland. Built in 1596 and later extended, it looks almost ‘polished’ in its finish as it has a ‘harled’ exterior. harling is a process similar to plastering that protects the stone […]

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Topping out at NTS Newhailes showing the design process step by step

Lead image Adding the final detail to the top of Newhailes Library Adventure Play copy

Topping out a project is always an exciting event for the team. It means an end to a project they may have been involved with for just a few months, or up to a few years if they are part of the design or planning teams. The final topping out […]

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NTS Newhailes Adventure Play within the Walled Garden

Adding the roof to the NTS Newhailes Central LIbrary

The team have been hard at work at NTS Newhailes. We covered the design phase in our previous Newhailes blog here and from the design you could see it had some lovely details that you wouldn’t normally see in other adventure play areas. So, let’s give you a tour around […]

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Accessible Play at Culzean Adventure Cove

Talk down to the ground

Accessible Play is an important part of our business. The principle of play for all runs right through our core and we aim to ensure that everyone has access to fun, play and interaction with friends and family. We recently shared our plans for the Boundless Play area at Windreach in […]

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Newhailes – A Palladian house fit for a baronet

Newhailes - A Palladian house fit for a baronet

Newhailes was originally built in the 17th century and has stood on the site just outside of Edinburgh for over three centuries. The house was originally owned by the Dalrymple family and featured prominently in the Scottish Enlightenment. The house itself is beautiful with some unique wall coverings and interior design details. […]

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Finalising the adventure play at NTS Brodick castle

The-perfect-commute

We’re close to unveiling the final work at NTS Brodick Castle. It’s one of our biggest builds and certainly one of the most challenging with rough terrain, tricky weather and a stream running right through the middle of the site. Oh, and the fact that it’s on the Isle of […]

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Culzean Castle Wild Woodland – Progress report

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We have been exceptionally lucky with the weather during this build so far and that’s bound to change. The good news is that we are well on schedule and making the best use of the calm before the usual Scottish storms. There’s real form starting to emerge with the structures amongst […]

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Build progress at the Wild Woodland at Culzean Castle

There's a lot of tea being drunk on site at the Wild Woodland at Culzean Castle

The build is now well underway and the progress is remaining at full pace. The pictures below show some of the structures emerging from the Wild Woodland. We have been very lucky with the weather again and the materials on-site are working beautifully. although it is still quite early days, […]

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Starting on-site with the build of the Wild Woodland at Culzean Castle

The team assemble in the sun at Culzean Castle ready for the build

The build of the Wild Woodland Adventure Play area has now started at Culzean Castle after the successful completion of the planning process. The build will be completed by mid-January to allow time for the ground to recover and look its beautiful best before the planned opening at Easter 2017. […]

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